by Max Barry

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Best Weather: 377thHealthiest Citizens: 809thMost Beautiful Environments: 892nd
The Nordic Fenno-Fascist Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Lord-President Marcus Sarasti-Varis
WA Delegate / ✠ Cancellarius ✠ / Imperial Minister of Truth
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population14.609 billion

CapitalGrand-City Kalevala
LeaderLord-President Marcus Sarasti-Varis
FaithFascist-Nationalist Protestantism

CurrencyGold Standard Imperial Fennomark
AnimalWhite Lynx Viri Septentrionalis

The Nordic Fenno-Fascist Empire of Atsuria is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Lord-President Marcus Sarasti-Varis with an iron fist, and remarkable for its zero percent divorce rate, anti-smoking policies, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, cynical, humorless, devout population of 14.609 billion Fascist Atsurians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Grand-City Kalevala. The average income tax rate is 96.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Atsurian economy, worth a remarkable 1,641 trillion Gold Standard Imperial Fennomarks a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 112,360 Gold Standard Imperial Fennomarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

'To Regulate And Beyond' is the unofficial motto of the Atsurian Space Agency, the citizenship exam requires years of study to actually pass, on-duty Air Atsuria flight attendants are usually seen napping in first class, and battlefield gains are quickly lost when enemies don't respect a time-out. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Atsuria's national animal is the White Lynx Viri Septentrionalis, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Fascist-Nationalist Protestantism.

Atsuria is ranked 183,719th in the world and 36th in Fifth Empire for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -37.79 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Best Weather: 377thHealthiest Citizens: 809thMost Beautiful Environments: 892ndLongest Average Lifespans: 892ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 939thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,034thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,083rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,129thMost Pacifist: 1,242ndLowest Crime Rates: 1,442ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,544thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,792ndTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 2,153rdNicest Citizens: 3,291stHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,353rdMost Corrupt Governments: 3,799thMost Devout: 4,398thMost Influential: 4,424thMost Developed: 4,681stMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,902ndLargest Governments: 6,056thMost Authoritarian: 6,823rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,183rdLargest Welfare Programs: 8,615thHighest Economic Output: 9,046thTop
Smartest Citizens: 10,754thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,958thLargest Populations: 12,971stMost Inclusive: 13,981stMost Cultured: 17,762ndMost Extreme: 17,830thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,300thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,391st
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the region

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